PRC, CHED clarify circulating 'Top 20 Schools in the Philippines 2012' list

    MANILA, Philippines - Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Monday clarified that the list of top 20 schools in the Philippines for 2012 circulating online is FAKE.

    PRC, CHED clarify circulating 'Top 20 Schools in the Philippines 2012' list

    The list came from UPLB Institute of Human Nutrition and Food Facebook page and was insisted a genuine study from PRC and CHED which is being conducted every 10 years.

    Bazics.net wrote an article which says that PRC commended 20 schools (colleges and universities) as top academic institutions in the Philippines for 2012. It cites that 11 schools from Luzon, 7 from Mindanao and 2 from Visayas as among the best performing schools in producing top professionals through state board exams or licensure examinations.
    From the list, it says that UP-Diliman remains the best university in the country followed by fellow branch schools, UP- LB and UP-Manila.

    In the Facebook page of Bandila, it says that the two institutions confirmed there is no survey yet.

    The post about best schools for 2012 got mixed reactions. Some says, even the source is not reliable but it reflects which schools are really best. Some also says that, majority of the schools in the list are those popular schools while some good-ranking colleges/ universities are not recognized.

    Here is the list of Top 20 Schools according to UPLB Institute of Human Nutrition and Food Facebook page:
    1. University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City
    2. University of the Philippines in Los Banos, Laguna
    3. University of the Philippines in Manila
    4. Siliman University in Dumaguete
    5. Ateneo de Davao University in Davao City
    6. Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City
    7. University of Sto. Tomas in Manila
    8. Mindanao State University (Iligan Institute of Technology) in Iligan City
    9. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
    10. Saint Louis University in Baguio City
    11. University of San Calos in Cebu City
    12. Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro
    13. Mindanao State University (Main Campus) in Marawi City
    14. Urios College in Butuan City
    15. Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Sta. Mesa, Manila
    16. De La Salle University in Manila
    17. Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT) in Manila
    18. Adamson University in Manila
    19. Central Mindanao University in Bukidnon
    20. University of Southern Philippines in Davao City
    Another list which is more reliable is the report on Top 9 Best Universities in the Philippines for 2012 which was written via The Philippine Star last June 4, 2012.

    The data according to Star came from CHED with study based on the standards and excellence of certain universities in the country. It said that the tertiary schools are being considered as centers of excellence and development, demonstrating "the highest degree or level of standard along the areas of instruction, research and extension."

    Here's the List from The Philippine Star:

    Centers Of Excellence
    1. University of the Philippines - DilimanIT, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Marine Science, Mathematics, Marine Science, Molecular Biology, Physics, and Statistics
    2. University of the Philippines - Los Banos Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Forestry, Veterinary Medicine, Information Technology, Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics
    3. De La Salle University - Manila Information Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Teacher Education
    4. Ateneo de Manila University Business Administration education, Entrepreneurship Education, Information Technology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics
    5. University of Santo Tomas Medicine, Nursing, Biology, Chemistry, Teacher Education
    6. Central Luzon State University Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Fisheries, Veterinary Medicine, and Teacher Education noypistuff
    7. Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Teacher Education
    8. Central Mindanao University Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, and Forestry
    9. University of the CordillerasCriminology, Information Technology, and Teacher Education

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